83rd General Assembly - Regular Session, 2001 031620011345 Amendment Form DRAFT Subtitle of House Bill No. 2548
"AN ACT TO PROHIBIT STATE AGENCIES AND OTHER PUBLIC ENTITIES FROM USING TAX DOLLARS TO KNOWINGLY PURCHASE OR DISTRIBUTE MATERIAL THAT CONTAINS, OR PRESENTS AS FACTUAL, INFORMATION WHICH HAS BEEN PROVEN FALSE OR FRAUDULENT."
Amendment No. ______ to House Bill No. 2548. Amend House Bill No. 2548 as originally introduced:
Add Representatives Fite, Prater, Mack, Nichols, Adams, M. Smith, Bennett, Duggar, Green, Altes as cosponsors of the bill
Add Senators Critcher, Hunter, and Baker as cosponsors of the bill
Page 1, line 11, delete "KNOWINGLY"
Page 1, line 12, delete "CONTAINS" and substitute "THAT THEY KNOW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN CONTAINS"
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Page 1, line 20, delete "THAT CONTAINS" and substitute "THAT THEY KNOW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN CONTAINS"
Page 1, delete Section 1 and substitute the following:
"SECTION 1. (a) No state agency, city, county, school district, or political subdivisions shall use any public funds to provide instruction or purchase books, documents or other written material which it knows or should have known contain descriptions, conclusions, or pictures designed to promote the false evidences setforth in subsection (d) of this section.
(b) State agencies, public school districts, museums, zoos, and all political subdivisions of the state shall only provide information that is as accurate as possible.
(c)(1) During classroom instruction conducted by state agencies, museums, zoos, public schools, and political subdivisions of the state, when any statement in instructional material is identified by the instructor to be a false evidence under subsection (d), the instructor shall instruct the class to make a marginal notation that the statement is a false evidence under this act.
(2) During classroom instruction conducted by state agencies, museums, zoos, public schools, and political subdivisions of the state, when any statement in instructional material is identified by the instructor to be a theory, the instructor shall instruct the class to make a marginal notation that the statement is a theory.
(3) Example of such theories include, but shall not be limited to:
(A) The theory of the age of the earth;
(B) The theory of the origin of life;
(C) The theory that homology in vertebrate limbs is evidence for common ancestry;
(D) The theory that the "geologic column" accurately represents different time periods on earth. The "geologic column" does not exist anywhere on the earth, except in textbooks; and
(E) The theory that fossils represents missing links between life forms. It can not be proven that any fossil had any offspring.
(F) Carbon, Radioisotope Dating;
(i) Shells from living snails were carbon dated as being 27,000 years old;
(ii) One part of the Vollosovitch Mammoth carbon dated at 29,500 years and another part at 44,000 years; and
(G) Potassium Argon Dating. Basalt from Mount Kilauea Iki, Hawaii in 1959 gave a K-AR age of 8,500,000 years old.
(d) The General Assembly finds that:
(1) Science is a special way of knowing and understanding the physical world that uses the "scientific method " to conduct rigorous investigations into processes that are observable and repeatable;
(2) Science is a discipline that employs skeptical peer review and experiments attempting to falsify ongoing and prior scientific work to ensure the validity and integrity of results;
(3) Many ideas and evidences of prior scientific work once believed to be true have been proven false or even fraudulent in many cases, including, but not limited to the following:
(A)(i) Haeckel's Embryos;
(ii) Proven false in 1874 by Professor
Wilhelm His. Human embryos never have gills - not even rudimentary ones;
(B)(i) The Miller - Urey Experiment;
(ii) Scientists have never proven that this test represents the atmosphere at any time on earth.
(C)(i) Archaeopteryx as a missing link;
(ii) An X-ray resonance spectrograph of the British Museum fossil showed that the material containing the feather impressions differed significantly from the rest of the fossil slab.
(D)(i) Peppered Moths;
(ii) The photographs used in current textbooks are fraudulent as the moths were discovered to be dead and glued in place.
(E)(i) Fossil Horses;
(ii) It is fraudulent to state that modern horses descended from fossil horses with four toes.
(F)(i) Heidelberg Man;
(ii) Built from a jaw bone that was conceded to be quite human;
(G)(i) Nebraska Man;
(ii) Scientifically built up from one tooth and later learned to be the tooth of an extinct pig;
(H)(i) Piltdown Man;
(ii) The jawbone actually belonged to a modern ape;
(I)(i) Peking Man;
(ii) Supposedly 500,000 years old. Ten humans were found with the "Peking Man" along with crushed monkey skulls and tools.
(J)(i) Neanderthal Man;
(ii) At the International Congress of Zoology (1958) Dr. A. J. E. Cave said his examination showed that the famous Neanderthal skeleton found in France over 50 years ago is that of an old man who suffered from arthritis;
(K)(i) Homo-erectus (originally "Java Man" and later Pithecanthropus erectus) was made from a few scraps of bone found in 1891.
(ii) The skull cap came from an ape and three teeth and thigh bone (50 feet away) came from a human. Two normal human skulls were also found, but purposely hidden for 30 years.
(L)(i) Cro-Magnon Man;
(ii) One of the earliest and best-established fossils is at least equal in physique and brain capacity to modern man;
(ii) Charles Oxnard studied 16 years and used computer multi-variant analysis and concluded "Lucy" is not intermediate
(N)(i) Vestigial Structures;
(ii) As science improves, our knowledge of the body has increased and functions of parts formerly thought to be useless are becoming known; and no proven vestigial structures exist.
(O)(i) Lobe-fined fish;
(ii) Lobe-fined fish are "index fossils" for rock 325-410 million years old. These fish are still alive today. "Coelacanth" was found in 1938 and still inhabits the Indian Ocean. It is obvious that it cannot be an "index fossil" for any age rock."